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PSA: The #1 concern for young people is having enough money. Share crazy things you've done to save and get tips and scholarship $ in exchange.


The #1 fear for young people is paying for college and having enough money. 68% of high school and college students say they have never had a meaningful conversation with their parents about personal finance. Join DoSomething.org and H&R Block's The Craziest Thing I Did To Save Money campaign, and share stories of the craziest things you've done to share money. You can call your friends out on BS stories and along the way get real tips and tools on how to save. You'll also be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship! Visit www.dosomething.org/crazy to learn more and sign-up.

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Contaminated pork meat in China glows blue in the dark!


The meat was still edible and called 'avatar-meat'! A family in China bought some pork at the local market to make dinner with it. They set the leftover pork on the table and went to bed. Later that night, the mother got out of bed to use the restroom and saw the meat glowing blue on the table.

In the morning, the pork appeared normal again. A reporter came over and examined the pork and called some food experts who had no idea what was going on.

Someone who touched the pork could be seen with a light blue glow on their own hands, too. The Changsha Food Safety Commission mobilized the efforts of the business, livestock, industry and commerce, health, and other departments and at the same time invited experts and professors to participate in the investigation.

Through scientific bacteria cultivation separation, experts discovered “blue glow pork” was caused by secondary bacterial contamination called phosphorescent bacteria.

The meat is safe to eat once it has been heated and cooked through. It was quickly nicknamed “avatar-meat”!

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A model voted as the 3rd best body was asked to lose 28lbs. Instead she began a campaign to ban size 0 models!


English model Katie Green, was plucked from obscurity in 2008 to model the Wonderbra. During her stint with Wonderbra, she was voted number 3 on the “Best Bodies” list.

However, when she wanted to book other modeling gigs, she was asked to lose 28 lbs. At the time, she was a size 12 and stood 5’11”. She tried to lose the weight for a week and grew ill. She decided it was crazy, because she was healthy, and quit the modeling industry.

She was then introduced to a company that was campaigning for healthier models and decided to jump back into modeling. She is campaigning for “Say No to Size Zero” which is trying to get models to have mandatory BMI checkups with doctors.

If a model’s BMI is lower than 18 or 15 then she is deemed to be starving herself. The campaign wants to check this out to make sure models are staying in a healthy weight range.

If a model is below a healthy BMI then they are to be banned from modeling. The campaign is all about keeping models healthy and to rid society of unrealistic views of our bodies and weight.(Source)

Elephants are all evolving smaller tusks to protect selves from ivory poachers!


Poachers are endangering the existence of elephants. They murder them and mutilate their faces to obtain the ivory tusks and leave the elephant corpse to rot in the plains of Africa. Elephant evolution is fighting back, though.

The average tusk size of African elephants has halved since the mid-19th century. A similar effect has been spotted in the Asian elephant population in India.

Researchers say it is an example of Darwinism in action, caused by the mass slaughter of dominant male elephants (which tend to have bigger tusks). However, while evolution normally takes place over thousands or millions of years, these changes have occurred within 150 years.

The poaching and hunting of the largest male elephants, which also have the largest tusks, has changed the natural breeding behavior of these animals.

Their research has shown that the hunting of these large males for their ivory allows smaller males with shorter tusks to produce more calves. Over time the average tusk size decreases.

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Medieval spiral staircases usually go clockwise because it put attackers at a disadvantage!


Spiral stairs in medieval times were generally made of stone and wound in a clockwise to place attacking swordsmen who were most often right-handed at a disadvantage.

The asymmetry forces the right-handed swordsman to engage the central pike and degrade his mobility compared with the defender who is facing down the stairs.

Extant 14th to 17th century examples of these stairways can be seen at Muchalls Castle, Crathes Castle and Myres Castle in Scotland. Exceptions to the rule exist, as seen in Scala of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, which winds up counter-clockwise.

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